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Between eight and twelve years ago, I believe, I started renting games from a store that also sold 40k figures. This was in fact my first exposure to the hobby, which led to my love-affair-from-afar that has lasted to this day. I bought a few figures, including one mech-style piece that had to be put together. This figure is now sitting in storage, and I've been wondering what exactly it was that I bought all those years ago. I haven't seen anything like it online, so I'm wondering if the LO community can help me identify this figure.
Ok, so on the downside I don't have a picture of the model I am trying to identify, so I will have to describe it as best I can. If you don't dig on word games, it's probably best to go now.
As I said above, I bought the figure a minimum of eight years ago, though it was probably more like twelve. I'm fairly certain it's a W40k figure, though if 40k epic existed at that time, I guess it could be some sort of monstrous big mech. My first instinct is that it's some form of dreadnought, though I can't be sure. Physical description follows.
The figure stands somewhere between 2 and 4 inches high. It is bi-pedal, having two legs. I seem to remember that the "shins" of the legs have rounded plates on them, similar to those on a current-day dreadnought. Though I can't be sure, the leg plates *may* have had the fancy borders like those on present-day chaos units. The legs move upward at an angle to join in what would be the "crotch" area of the figure. The main body is where this figure truly seems to deviate from any dreadnought I have seen. The body has the general shape of a turtle shell. To elaborate, you have these two legs and what looks like a turtle shell sitting on them, facing forward. Weaponry hangs down from the two sides of the shell, and faces forward. The first has two barrels and resembles an autocannon or Lascannon, though again I cannot be sure if this is even a chaos or SM figure. I'm afraid I cannot remember what the other weapon is like. At the place on the "turtle shell" where a turtle would poke its head out, there was a helmet that somewhat resembled either a chaos space marine or normal marine, if I remember correctly. I think it had a grille on the front like the breathing apparatus of a marine.
EDIT: Also, I believe this came in a large blister pack. Also the model is made entirely of pewter.
So, my question is, from the description above, can anyone partially or completely identify this figure? I'll be heading to the storage site in about two weeks, and while there I intend to try and find this figure, so that I can know what exactly it is that I have.
Anyway, thanks for taking the time to look, everyone. Ever since I decided to get into W40k the thought of that figure I bought a decade ago has been bugging the heck out of me. Maybe this thread can finally help me clear it up.
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Last edited by OSUMacbeth; September 5th, 2006 at 17:10.
Did it look like this?
If it did, it's a oop dreadnought.
Last edited by Carot; September 5th, 2006 at 17:22.
Ah, I fear not. The body portion was much flatter (dead ringer for a turtle shell) and its arms have no elbow joint, I now remember. Just very short columns that lead directly to the weapon, and which hang down from the sides of the "shell." Thanks for giving it a shot, though!
Not quite...however there are enough similarities that I wonder if this isn't a 40k epic figure after all. The arms are similar in that they are little more than weapon mounts. The legs are similar, but not quite right. Also it came on that same sort of slotted base, like a wheel of numbers was meant to go in it. And it's not impossible that the mini-gun on that model is the second weapon on the figure I'm thinking of. This alone seems to be enough to say it's an epic 40k figure. Which makes me sad, really, because I was hoping to field it in a 40k army. The head and body are all wrong, but the legs and weapons are enough to make me wonder. Also, I think the word "Titan" is tickling something at the back of my mind. But which titan.
I'd like to take a moment to thank you, Carot, for you've already been of immense help. Have some rep!
That was a fun game, I want to play again.
I've had too much coffee this morning.
No back-mounted missile launcher, I don't think I have shoulder-pads on mine, and the head is still all wrong, but I'd say that's 90% correct! I even recognize the weapon it's using. Well done, Driseamail! The mystery is solved at last. Have some rep for being so helpful!
Wouldn't happen to look something like this model would it: http://www.solegends.com/citrt/dreadnought2.jpg
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